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General Humanities, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, NJ,
The major in General Humanities at Montclair State University critically examines the culture, ideas, and values of earlier cultures, Western and non-Western, both in their original time periods and as they have been appropriated and transformed by later ages.

About

In particular, the program seeks to develop a critical awareness of how the classical past has been utilized as a symbol or an ideal by modern cultures, including American, and how Western culture has developed its own particular views about itself as being distinctly different from non-Western cultures.

The General Humanities major from Montclair State University is especially recommended for students who have a broad interest in the liberal arts either for their own sake or as preparation for business and the professions. 

The General Humanities program, coordinated by the Department of Classics and General Humanities, is unique both in respect to the breadth of disciplines (history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, art history, music history) in which students are required to take courses and in respect to the senior seminar, in which students write a senior thesis addressing the contemporary role of the humanities from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Humanities
  • Mythology
  • Senior Humanities Seminar 
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Ancient World
  • Selected Topics in Ancient History (Greece, Rome, W. Asia, N. Africa, Europe)
  • Imagine Medieval and Early Modern Women
  • The City in Antiquity 
  • Alexander the Great: Legend and Legacy 
  • The Roman Republic
  • Cleopatra
  • The Roman Empire
  • Selected Topics in Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Field Methods in Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Africa in Classical Antiquity 
  • Introduction to Roman Law 
  • Medieval European Civilization 
  • Age of Renaissance, 
  • Greek Civilization
  • Roman Civilization

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2
Recommended score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11132 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5566 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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per 12-18 credits

Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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